Parents' Guide to

Super Mario All-Stars: 25th Anniversary Collection

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fun, classic, retro compilation lacks compelling extras.

Game Nintendo Wii 2010
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 3+

Perfect for anyone who gets the concept of gaming

Playing Mario with my daughter builds her confidence and gives us some bonding time that we both enjoy. Even when she was three, she did very well.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 3+

Great for kids but, a waste of money.

It's good for kids but, you're paying about 29.99$ for four SNES games. You can play those game on your browser for free. -_-

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (10 ):

There's little not to like about the interactive entertainment on offer in this collection. Two of the most memorable games ever made -- Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3 -- are just as much fun today as they were back in the mid-1980s, and ought to keep both kids and parents entertained for a long while. Meanwhile, Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (originally released as Super Mario Bros. 2 in Japan), offers some of the most challenging 2-D platformer gaming of its era and should prove a good test for hardcore Mario fans. Super Mario Bros. 2, the odd-duck out due to its origins (it was originally a non-Mario game in Japan and re-made with Mario personalities for U.S. release), is fun, too.

Our only real beef with the package is that it offers nothing new. These games have not been visually polished for the Wii. Plus, the CD and art booklet are squandered opportunities. The booklet's recounting of the franchise offers little meaningful insight, and the CD is far from comprehensive. Fans will be disappointed. The games are great, but the overall package is lacking.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: December 12, 2010
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E for (No descriptors)
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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